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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #225 on: January 05, 2006, 02:34:13 AM »
Why should I?
Look, I think we can compile a reasonable list of alchohols for approved use on the site... and a list of alternatives for the underage folk amongst us  ;)

My list would probably look like this:
Metaxa, Beer (good Beer, not the $ .60 junk my brother buys at BGSU... - something more like Guinness, Sam Adams, Stella Artois...), ouzo, wine (the whole spectrum), tsipouro (Greek Fire Water)...

(Yes, you can tell my Greek bias... so sue me - not you, SS!)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #226 on: January 05, 2006, 02:35:16 AM »
Not to have this list at the exclusion of other types, but lets take our lists and combine them into one list (8 or 10 tops?) for our use here...

BYOB!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #227 on: January 05, 2006, 02:48:01 AM »
I'm going to have to insist on a good Kentucky Bourbon, preferably Makers Mark.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #228 on: January 05, 2006, 10:21:12 AM »
You would, wouldn't you... okay, a good kentucky bourbon souds in order...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #229 on: January 05, 2006, 10:43:53 AM »
You know, speaking of wasting time and adding needlessly to threads to make them longer... sorry, I just finished with some posts in "Aramaic Origin..."

Sorry about the frustration; now returning to our regularly scheduled alchohol dialogue, already in progress...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #230 on: January 05, 2006, 10:45:54 AM »
I would vote for a nice Single Malt, or Guinness... and maybe Port, for my friend the former Anglican...

Ah, but are you willing to include beverages for those who are *still* Anglican?  ;D  And in the non "adult" line what about tea and coffee?

Oh yes, and what about sake?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #231 on: January 05, 2006, 10:49:26 AM »
Why not include other beverages... do we have wide enough support for sake?

As far as the non-adult line, why not tea and coffee... is it being brought to us by the East India Trading Company (that was the name, right)?

If only the two or three of us are making suggestions, then I guess whatever we want could be on the list... but if there are more that will participate, then it will just depend on them too...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #232 on: January 05, 2006, 11:12:32 AM »
Wow, I can't beleive you gusy are still at it.  :-D  Keep trucking u might get longest thread yet.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #233 on: January 05, 2006, 11:13:46 AM »
Why not include other beverages... do we have wide enough support for sake?

As far as the non-adult line, why not tea and coffee... is it being brought to us by the East India Trading Company (that was the name, right)?

British East India Company it was.  See here for a bit on the start of it: http://www.loyno.edu/history/journal/1993-4/Godat.html


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If only the two or three of us are making suggestions, then I guess whatever we want could be on the list..

Well, let's not get drunk on the power..  ;D

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« Reply #234 on: January 05, 2006, 11:14:24 AM »
Wow, I can't beleive you gusy are still at it.ÂÂ  :-DÂÂ  Keep trucking u might get longest thread yet.

Unless one of the admns cuts us off.  ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #235 on: January 05, 2006, 11:16:16 AM »
Unless one of the admns cuts us off.  ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #236 on: January 05, 2006, 11:17:07 AM »
Nothing to see here, just move along.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #237 on: January 05, 2006, 11:17:21 AM »
Oh, and thanks for the British East India bit... I had forgotten the most important part of the name, no?

I wonder, did they trade in sake and other Asian delights, bringing them to the Isles with them?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #238 on: January 05, 2006, 11:27:02 AM »
Oh, and thanks for the British East India bit... I had forgotten the most important part of the name, no?

I don't know about most important, but it makes it clear where it came from.ÂÂ  Recall that the Dutch were also building a trading empire in Asia.

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I wonder, did they trade in sake and other Asian delights, bringing them to the Isles with them?

Some Asian delights yes, but not sake. I can think of 2 reasons right off the bat

1) Sake does not travel well when we're talking of months and months of ship board travel

2) After various tangles and dealings with the Spanish and Portuguese and the first introduction of Christianity in Japan amoung other things, the Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu established the policy of Sakoku in which the country was closed off from any outside dealings with any country except China and Holland, and even that was to a very limited degree.

It you don't stop me, I will continue to go on about Japan.. Beware!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #239 on: January 05, 2006, 01:12:29 PM »
I don't know about most important, but it makes it clear where it came from.  Recall that the Dutch were also building a trading empire in Asia.

Very true...

Some Asian delights yes, but not sake. I can think of 2 reasons right off the bat

1) Sake does not travel well when we're talking of months and months of ship board travel

2) After various tangles and dealings with the Spanish and Portuguese and the first introduction of Christianity in Japan amoung other things, the Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu established the policy of Sakoku in which the country was closed off from any outside dealings with any country except China and Holland, and even that was to a very limited degree.

It you don't stop me, I will continue to go on about Japan.. Beware!

Ebor   

I didn't know that sake doesn't do well on travel...

Maybe that is more of a reason to go with a fine Brandy or Whiskey...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #240 on: January 05, 2006, 04:36:55 PM »
Very true...

I didn't know that sake doesn't do well on travel...

Maybe that is more of a reason to go with a fine Brandy or Whiskey...

Unless there's going to be sushi as well, I'd tend to agree, for one thing Brandy and Whiskey have a higher percentage of alcohol...and I've alwasy been one for efficience...but Sake, especially warm, accompanies sushi quite nicely.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #241 on: January 05, 2006, 05:03:42 PM »
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Sake, especially warm, accompanies sushi quite nicely.

Sushi? Uggh! GiC, you should know that the only thing that 'accompanies sushi quite nicely' is an airline vomit bag.

And this is from a former Louisianan, so I'm used to eating things other people would consider to be fishbait... ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #242 on: January 05, 2006, 05:12:24 PM »
Yes, I'm not a fan of the sushi either... the first time I went to a sushi place, I almsot got sick (maybe that's because my stomach doesn't like fish w/ backbone anymore, no?) and the second time I was the only one to get my foor teryaki!
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« Reply #243 on: January 05, 2006, 05:33:53 PM »
Yes, I'm not a fan of the sushi either... the first time I went to a sushi place, I almsot got sick (maybe that's because my stomach doesn't like fish w/ backbone anymore, no?) and the second time I was the only one to get my foor teryaki!

Not all sushi is from fish with backbones, you can get sushi with crab, softshell crab, shrimp, sweet shrimp, tofu, just seaweed, cucumber, squid, octopus, scallops, clams, egg, salmon roe, smelt roe, and my personal favourite...sea urchin. All of these types of sushi will go quite nicely with sake.

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« Reply #244 on: January 05, 2006, 05:41:46 PM »
Sushi's great  ;D
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« Reply #245 on: January 05, 2006, 06:55:29 PM »
I didn't know that sake doesn't do well on travel...

Oh, it travels much better now, what with bottling and all.  But on a ship that would take months to get to Europe and sake was stored in barrels that are at least partially made of rice straw (I've never had a chance to dissect a sake barrel) it wasn't something that was going to keep.  Wines in the Middle Ages/Renaissance had the same problem, but at least the distances were shorter.

Some sake is best warm and some is best cold.  Not all sake is the same.

It may be a sign of the Apocolypse, but liking sushi/sashimi is another thing that I can agree with GiC on.

Cleveland = "foor teriyaki"?  Intriguing name... must be a local speciality.  ;D

(I know it's a type.... at least I hope it is.)

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« Reply #246 on: January 05, 2006, 06:56:49 PM »
And for Chris and Cleveland I cite the old Irish proverb

"If we all liked the same thing, there wouldn't be enough to go around." 

 ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #247 on: January 05, 2006, 07:15:47 PM »
GiC: true, there are other types of sushi... but unlike beef, I like my fish cooked... meanwhile, I prefer my steaks almost mooing...
Ebor: I meant to say "food teryaki"...

you guys can have your sushi... I'll have my dinner of Tsingtao instead  ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #248 on: January 05, 2006, 07:17:03 PM »
Asian liquor -> sake -> Greek nickname for Thanasi -> St. Athanasios the Great
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« Reply #249 on: January 05, 2006, 08:33:14 PM »
St. Athanasios the Great -> Alexandria -> Light House of Alexandria -> Sostratus

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« Reply #250 on: January 05, 2006, 08:41:07 PM »
It may be a sign of the Apocolypse, but liking sushi/sashimi is another thing that I can agree with GiC on.

I have noticed this disturbing trend as well, and rest assured I'm just as uncomfortable with it as you are. ;)

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« Reply #251 on: January 05, 2006, 11:15:45 PM »
Oh well, if the apocalypse is coming, at least we have enough booze in this thread to dull the pain...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #252 on: January 06, 2006, 08:25:46 PM »
St. Athanasios the Great -> Alexandria -> Light House of Alexandria -> Sostratus

Sostratus -> Ptolemy II -> Greek -> Metaxa
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« Reply #253 on: January 06, 2006, 08:29:36 PM »
Metaxa -> brandewijn -> Dutch -> Europe

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« Reply #254 on: January 06, 2006, 08:35:14 PM »
Europe -> Germany -> Bavaria -> Hopps
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« Reply #255 on: January 06, 2006, 08:38:13 PM »
Hops -> Guinness -> Ireland -> Europe

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« Reply #256 on: January 06, 2006, 09:01:04 PM »
Europe -> America -> Boston -> Sam Adams
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« Reply #257 on: January 06, 2006, 09:11:34 PM »
Sam Adams -> Revolutionary -> George Washington ->Whiskey Rebellion

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« Reply #258 on: January 06, 2006, 09:13:31 PM »
Whiskey Rebellion -> Jack Daniels' -> Dry County -> Sahara Desert
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« Reply #259 on: January 06, 2006, 09:22:49 PM »
Sahara Desert -> Rub al-Khali -> Middle East -> Arak

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« Reply #260 on: January 06, 2006, 09:28:20 PM »
Arak -> Middle East -> Israel -> Holy Land
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« Reply #261 on: January 06, 2006, 09:30:33 PM »
Holy Land -> Christ -> Wedding at Cana -> Wine

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« Reply #262 on: January 06, 2006, 09:39:41 PM »
Wine -> Barrels -> Brandy -> Metaxa
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« Reply #263 on: January 06, 2006, 10:01:30 PM »
Metaxa -> Greece -> Ouzo -> Arak

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #264 on: January 06, 2006, 10:04:10 PM »
Arak -> Ararat -> Ark -> Animals
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« Reply #265 on: January 06, 2006, 10:43:49 PM »
Animals -> Bees -> Honey -> Mead

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #266 on: January 06, 2006, 10:48:36 PM »
Mead -> brewing -> chris -> whooping cough
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« Reply #267 on: January 06, 2006, 10:51:37 PM »
whooping cough -> Still? -> distill -> Whiskey

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #268 on: January 06, 2006, 10:59:50 PM »
Whiskey -> Tennessee -> Volunteers -> The United States Armed Forces
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« Reply #269 on: January 06, 2006, 11:03:48 PM »
The United States Armed Forces -> WWII -> Japan -> Sake